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York College


To help leaders transform their organisations culture to one that allows intrapreneurs to flourish

Key Objectives

By the end of the programme participants will:

  • Have defined what Intrapreneurship is and why it is so important
  • Understand why organisations are reinventing themselves to deal with the key disruptors of change, competition, technology, expectation and culture
  • Have discussed the levels of organisational development and plotted where their business is and where they would like it to be
  • Have identified the skills and behaviours they will need to demonstrate to achieve change
  • Understand how to build a group of the willing
  • Know how to increase innovation and customer excellence through Intrapreneurship
  • Through profiling, understand their strengths and how they can use them to foster a culture of Intrapreneurship
  • Know how to encourage adult to adult conversations
  • Appreciate how to overcome silo working, lack of sharing and duplicated effort
  • Have committed themselves to a plan that they will implement to transform their culture

Day 1


  • Programme aim & objectives
  • Personal introductions & objectives

What is Intrapreneurship?

  • A definition
  • The characteristics of an Intrapreneurial organisation
  • Facing up to the four areas of disruption

Group work, facilitator input and case studies

Where are we now?

  • A brief discussion on how organisations have developed from command and control to freedom leadership
  • An opportunity for the group to identify where their organisation is on its evolutionary path

Group work, facilitator input and group

Our Leadership Style

  • Identifying the leadership style that will foster Intrapreneurship
  • Profiling individual strengths
  • A discussion to discover how each participant can use their strengths to transform their organisation

Facilitator input, individual profiling, group work and syndicate discussion

The first steps to Intrapreneurship

  • Identifying the willing
  • Being clear on your message
  • Building adult to adult relationships
  • Understanding the power of viral change
  • Syndicate work, group discussion and facilitator input


  • Review of the key learning points

Day 2

Advanced influencing skills

  • Enhancing our influencing and persuasive skills
  • Building trust, openness and credibility
  • Creating a dynamic atmosphere

Facilitator input, and practical session

The Coach

  • Coaching skills to transform your organisation
  • The leader as mentor and guide
  • Facilitator input, case study and practical exercise

Overcoming Objections

  • Dealing with negative attitudes
  • Giving opportunities for the dissenters to enter
  • Creating energy, excitement and advocates for the change

Case study, syndicate work, facilitator input and practical exercise

Innovation and customer excellence

  • Allowing the team to take control
  • Coaching on key tools
  • Catching people out doing things right
  • Sharing improvements

Facilitator input, syndicate work and group discussion


  • A review of the learning
  • A discussion on next steps
  • How to keep the transformation alive and fresh

Group discussion, action planning and facilitator input.

Jon Sandles from Anaplan gave us the following feedback after attending the Intrapreneurial Leader course “I was intrigued to see that York College were delivering courses around Intrapreneurial Leadership. Its exactly the sort of course we were looking for to help the leaders in our business unlock greater value and help us become more productive and innovative within our teams. The course covers the full spectrum of the concepts of being an Intrapreneurial Leader and has already made an impact on the way I work with the team here at Anaplan. We plan to put more of our leaders on the course across the business and its really exciting that this is being done right here in York”.

Programme Delivery and Costs

This course is delivered over 2 days – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Individual cost: £720 per delegate which includes 4 coaching sessions and mentoring for 1 year

This programme can be endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management for an additional cost by including:

  • Three assessments to complete in order to achieve the endorsed certification from ILM
  • Membership of ILM giving access to materials and research via the ILM website

Next Course Date

TBC, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call them on 01904 770368 for more info.

Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 01904 770368

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